Madden 19 can have a narrative mode, and it options final yr’s characters
Madden 18 was the primary recreation within the 28 entries within the Madden collection (29 this yr) to function a narrative-based story mode. Dubbed “Longshot,” it informed the tales of Devin Wade and Colt Cruise, two teammates and mates who compete on a actuality tv present whereas hoping to earn the eye of NFL scouts. They are not superstars or positive issues. They’re simply a few guys who would possibly — if every little thing breaks their means — find yourself as low draft picks.
Longshot was surprisingly good in Madden 18. In reality, I wrote a brief factor about why Wade was my favourite new character of the yr. Each Wade and Cruise are reprising their roles in Madden 19, as Longshot once more focuses on them.
This time, it is referred to as Longshot: Homecoming and the co-stars do not have the identical objectives. Wade is a coaching camp query mark with the Dallas Cowboys and he is seeking to climb the depth chart. Cruise tries to show he belongs within the NFL, nevertheless it looks like he will get caught in his hometown mentoring/teaching his highschool soccer group. EA Sports activities says “off-the-field obligations tear him additional away from his dream.”
In a bizarre twist, Wade and Cruise will not be confined to Longshot. As an alternative, they’re playable in different Madden modes like Linked Franchise and Final Crew. EA Sports activities feedback that we will attempt to “take Devin to Tremendous Bowl glory” which looks like it flies within the face of the narrative it is crafting in Longshot. Perhaps it is not canon, nevertheless it’s a stark rift between the truth of Wade’s place and sports activities video games all the time funneling us towards titles.
In associated information, EA Sports activities revealed the Madden 19 cowl athlete at present, only a few weeks forward of its August 10 launch. It is Pittsburgh Steelers wideout extraordinaire Antonio Brown. The field artwork (under) reveals Brown smiling and together with his helmet off. It is a totally different form of cowl than we sometimes see. The Corridor of Fame version with Terrell Owens is extra akin to what we anticipate from Madden.
The Story Continues with Longshot in Madden NFL 19 [EA Sports]